LG Twins manager Yeom Kyung-yeop, who is in first place in the Korean Baseball Organization (KBO), said that he will not try to play too hard against the second-place KT Wiz.
If the team loses all three games, they will be 2.5 games behind, but they decided that it is not a game of life right now.
“If we put all our energy into it now, it will be a problem when we have to play a game,” said Yoon Kyung-yeop ahead of the visiting KT Wiz of the 2023 KBO League at Katie Wiz Park in Suwon on Friday, “but it’s not time yet.”
“The deciding factor is the last 10 games of the regular season,” Yeom said, adding, “We will focus on the winnable games.”
LG has 32 games left with four days to go and is 5.5 games ahead of second-place KT.
They will play a three-game series against KT starting on the 5th.
KT sees the three-game series as a chance to catch up, and will use its core starting pitchers, including William Cuevas, Wes Benjamin, and Ko Young-pyo.
On the other hand, Yeom said, “We won’t be greedy,” adding, “I think two wins in three games would be the best result.”
The special situation of having to play seven games in a row, including a doubleheader, also influenced the mound plan, according to Yeom.
LG has to play a three-game series against KT and a four-game series against the surging KIA. In particular, they will play a doubleheader against KIA on the 9th.
“We have Casey Kelly tomorrow, Lee Jung-yong on the seventh, and Kim Yun-sik, Im Chan-gyu (first game of the doubleheader), Son Ju-young (second game), and Choi Won-tae for the four-game series against KIA,” Yeom said.
With the loss of Adam Plutko due to injury, LG’s lack of starting pitching resources makes it difficult for the team to call upon key pitchers for specific games. 파워볼